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The Spirit of Halloween from Smithsonian Folkways

Halloween is a centuries-old tradition that marks the eve of All Hallows’ Day, a holiday that honors the “spirits” of the afterlife. It is celebrated with costumes, haunted houses, and jack-o’-lanterns. “The Spirit of Halloween from Smithsonian Folkways” combines stories and music from the Smithsonian Folkways collection to bring you a playlist that incorporates the spooky elements of Halloween such as ghosts, skeletons, witches, and monsters.